Friday, April 30, 2010

The slippery slope just got more slippery

The Iowa Register
is reporting that a Republican congressional candidate in the state says he supports inserting microchips into illegal immigrants to track their movements, noting that's how he keeps track of his dog:

Speaking at a forum Monday in Toledo, 3rd District Republican candidate Pat Bertroche said police should catch illegal immigrants and document their
The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported that he added, "I can microchip my dog so I can find it. Why can't I microchip an illegal?"
Bertroche — one of seven Republicans seeking thenomination to run against Democrat LeonardBoswell — said in a statement Tuesday that hiscomment was social commentary on how inane the immigration issue has become.  He said using microchips is as radical an idea as suggestions to build a fence across the nation's border with Mexico to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.
Can this get any scarier?  And could anyone disagree that if microchips were available during WWII that Hitler would have used them?

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